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Jazz Festival at Vamos, Chania

Vamos in Chania becomes a Jazz destination this year, since the 5th Jazz in July  festival hosts some of the greatest musicians of the Greek Jazz scene. Giorgos Fakanas, Giorgos Triantafyllidis, Fenia Papadodima, Giotis Samaras, Giorgos Kontrafouris, Socratis Sinopoulos, Aggeliki Toubanaki and many other brilliant world-renowned musicians will transform the nights of July by playing their tunes among the olive trees. The 5th Jazz in July Festival schedule includes 7 concerts, film projections as well as the photography exhibition “Blue notes in black and white” which depicts the world of Jazz as seen through the lens of leading American photographers. From July 4 to July 30. A few words about Vamos in Chania The semi mountainous village of Vamos is located on the foothills of the White Mountains (Lefka Ori), only 25km away from Chania and 35km away from Rethymnon. What makes Vamos a great holiday destination is the traditional architecture (mainly influenced by the Venetian period), its cobblestone little streets filled with blooming bougainvillea and its unique “kafeneions” (traditional cafés) where one can try the authentic local cuisine. As for daily trip options… magnificent beaches (the closest is only 7 km away), impressive gorges, hiking trails and bicycle routes await to be discovered!

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